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SJ-O, Cissna Park boys' hoops earn No. 1 postseason seeds

St. Joseph-Ogden and Cissna Park have received top billing among local Class 1A and 2A boys' basketball programs in their respective postseason tournaments.

The IHSA on Thursday afternoon released seeds for small-school teams, with the Spartans (17-7) and Class 1A No. 2 Timberwolves (22-3) ranking best among area outfits.

Boys' basketball statistical leaders: Feb. 7, 2019

SCORING

Player, School FG FT TP AVG

Morris, STM 203 100 576 24.0

G. Coleman, M-S 154 106 451 20.5

Cowper, Centen 98 64 304 20.3

Reifsteck, BH/RA 83 38 213 19.4

C. Ellis, Sulvn 143 59 373 18.7

Coulter, Judah 188 48 483 18.6

Lowry, AOC 184 124 538 18.6

Castonguay, Watsk 119 90 390 17.7

Wednesday's prep highlights: Smith sparks Danville at home

In boys' basketball

Cissna Park 42, St. Anne 20. A day after experiencing a tough nonconference loss at state-ranked Teutopolis, Cissna Park rebounded with a convincing nonconference win. Keegan Boyle sank four three-pointers to account for all of his game-high 12 points for the Timberwolves (22-3), while Christian Stadeli finished with 10 points.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Sheen hits 1,000 career points, Tigers win

In boys' basketball

Arcola 53, Blue Ridge 37. The host Purple Riders won in Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest action as Myles Roberts (18 points) and Kaleb Byard (11 points) led the way for Arcola (10-17). Nick Burrowscored 13 points for Blue Ridge (12-14).

Postseason positioning: Small-school girls' basketball pairings

Local small-school girls' basketball teams will kick off their respective IHSA playoff runs this week (regional pairings on B-4). Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS provides a quick rundown of each area program:

Friday's prep highlights: Tuscola third at CIC Tourney

In boys' basketball

Central Illinois Conference Tournament

Tuscola 43, St. Teresa 35. Jalen Quinn just missed out on a double-double with a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds to key Tuscola (14-9) to a third-place game win in Warrensburg. Jacob Kibler added nine points for the Warriors.

Girls' basketball statistical leaders: Feb. 1, 2019

SCORING

Player, School FG FT TP AVG HG

Houpt, Danville 137 118 419 20.0 43

Young, Oakwood 303 86 525 19.4 32

Am. Franklin, AOC 205 72 503 19.3 36

Al. Franklin, AOC 188 56 472 18.2 30

Peoples, Schlarman 167 67 410 17.8 22

Willis, Ch. Central 132 29 334 17.6 19

Meidel, BHRA 190 92 482 17.2 28

Thursday's prep highlights: Kirby, Storm top Tigers

In boys' basketball

Rosedale Invitational

Galilean Christian Academy 81, Arthur Okaw Christian 75. Ian Lowry scored a game-high 31 points, while Sean Mast hit four three-pointers and added 14 points, but the Conquering Riders (16-11) dropped their tournament opener. AOC will face Cristo Rey at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Irwin, Ohio.

Boys' basketball statistical leaders: Jan. 31, 2019

SCORING

Player, School FG FT TP AVG

Morris, STM 192 91 544 24.7

G. Coleman, M-S 141 99 416 20.8

Cowper, Centen 93 77 291 20.8

C. Ellis, Sulvn 137 56 358 18.8

Lowry, AOC 133 105 410 18.6

Reifsteck, BHRA 72 35 186 18.6

Coulter, Judah 147 43 379 18.1

Castonguay, Watsk 96 65 304 17.9

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